The playgrounds of New York City have produced many high level players, and the next one in the pipeline is Angel Nunez. The Bronx native is now at The Winchendon (Mass.) School, and he is using the time away from home to work on his game and gain more attention on the recruiting trail.
It has been a year of change for Nunez. After spending his first two seasons at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, Nunez made the move to Winchendon where he is adjusting to life away from home.
"This year has been a learning experience. It was really tough early on to adjust, but ever since then it has been good," said Nunez.
Getting out of New York hasn't hurt the recruitment of the No. 47 prospect in the Rivals150 at all. Nunez received offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Louisville, Rutgers, St. John's, Virginia Tech, and Villanova before the season, and according to Nunez a few new schools have joined in his recruitment.
"Recruiting, I am still being recruited by the same people," said Nunez. "The only new schools are like Kansas and Providence."
Due to the fact that he has been away from home, Nunez hasn't been able to make any visits recently. However he is hoping to take some trips in the not too distant future. At the moment Nunez has a long list of schools that he wants to check out.
"I really want to see Kentucky and Arizona," Nunez explained. "Also Connecticut and Wake Forest, I want to see West Virginia, I am going to Arkansas as well. I also want to see Indiana, Florida, and Louisville as well."
Along with those schools, Nunez has already visited Syracuse, St. John's, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, and Pittsburgh in the past.
While Nunez has a long list of schools, he is in no hurry to make any kind of decision. In fact it will be quite a while before much is known definitively on where Nunez is going.
"After the summer I want to narrow my list down to about eight schools," said Nunez. "From those eight I will take my five officials, and then commit during the early signing period."
Nunez wants to make his decision after the summer, but he says to expect a new player during the summer. He has spent his time at Winchendon getting stronger and becoming more of a complete player, and he plans to put that on display on the summer circuit.
"I think over the spring and the summer my new strength will help me a lot. I have always been athletic, but I was more of a shooter on the wing," said Nunez. "Now I feel like I can be more versatile and play the three and the two. I can rebound more and I am definitely a better defender because of my strength."